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Fowler hits out at ‘gangster’ Brisbane Roar and rejects quitting claims

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has claimed he was wrongfully dismissed as manager of Brisbane Roar.

The former Reds striker left the A-League club in June, along with former Everton midfielder Tony Grant who had worked alongside Fowler as his assistant.

The Australian based club’s reasoning for Fowler’s departure was down to the ‘ongoing coronavirus situation’, with Fowler and Grant returning to the UK in March shortly before the nationwide lockdown.

In what was Fowler’s first job in senior football management, the Liverpool legend had guided Brisbane to fourth place in the A-League table before the season was curtailed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Fowler is taking his dispute with Brisbane to FIFA, and has filed a petition with the governing body’s dispute resolution tribunal, which is expected to deliver an outcome within 30 days.

The Reds legend is seeking damages for having his two-year contract cut short after less than 12 months, and sets the record straight for those who have said he walked out on the Brisbane and the players.

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Robbie Fowler watches on during Brisbane Roar's A-League clash against Adelaide United.
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